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This test consists of 5 short answer questions, 10 short essay questions, and 1 (of 3) essay topics.
Short Answer Questions
1. How many pilots make up the stunt team in the story "Death Drag"?
2. What does Abner Snope do for a living?
3. Where does Tom-Tom dispose of the scrap metal Flem Snopes has been hiding?
4. Which of the following about Indian culture does NOT embarrass the president?
5. What type of snake bites the runaway slave in the story "Red Leaves"?
Short Essay Questions
1. How is Sarty involved in his father's death?
2. What happens to Lucius Provine when he travels to the Indian reservation?
3. How does McLendon treat women in the story "Dry September"?
4. What happens when Flem Snopes attempts to turn his two black co-workers against each other in the story "Centaur in Brass"?
5. What mysterious events began to occur once Doom arrives back at his Indian tribe?
6. How does Lucius Provine treat the black people in his neighborhood when he is a child?
7. What happens when Minnie Cooper attempts to leave her home on the day after the attack in "Dry September"?
8. How is the slave finally captured in the story "Red Leaves"?
9. What series of events takes place when Minnie realizes that there are mules in her yard in the story of the same name?
10. Whom does the desirable woman in "A Courtship" decide to marry, and how does she make her decision?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
How did Mannie's husband's death in the story "Mule in the Yard" incite a sequence of tragic events? What message is Faulkner sending the reader about revenge through this cautionary tale? Finally, what were the effects of revenge in the lives of both Mannie and Snopes?
Essay Topic 2
Faulkner decides to end his collection with the moving short story "Carcassonne." In it, the body and soul argue about the true form of death. First, describe both the body and the soul's argument as to what death truly is like. Then explain why Faulkner might have chosen to end his collection with this story, and how it unifies the collection as a whole.
Essay Topic 3
"Turnabout" directly addresses the idea of prejudice in the Army during wartime. First, describe how the soldiers in this story felt about one another before spending a day in the other's shoes. Then describe the events that led up to the two soldiers experiencing a day in the other's life. Finally, describe what the soldiers realized was the same about them by the end of the story. What was still different?
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